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Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes - Video Animation (USG is fcuking EVIL!)

The Guardian: In March 2013, reports of a hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay, the US detention camp in Cuba, began to surface. Details were sketchy and were contradicted by statements from the US military. Now, using testimony from five detainees, this animated film reveals the daily brutality of life inside Guantánamo. Today there are 17 prisoners still on hunger strike, 16 of whom are being force-fed. Two are in hospital

• Warning: contains scenes some viewers might find disturbing

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Hope & Change?

Obama promised to end war & close GITMO. But for some reason nobody seems to care or call him out.
don't forget his re-upping patriot act, nsa, ndaa & drone strikes

But to be fair I do understand many of the prisoners would be executed if sent back to home country. I could be wrong and probably am... but it's that why most are on hold?

While Club Gitmo should be

While Club Gitmo should be closed and anyone detained has a right to face accusers and know the charges against them.... please don't forget that these "poor guys" love to chuck rocks at live young women who are buried to above the waist in the dirt.


Which one participated in the stoning? Younous Chekkouri? Ahmed Belbacha? Samir Mukbel? Or was it Nabil Hadjarab?

On the one hand you appeal to the rule of law, then you qualify that its somehow less important if they belong to a religion which a minority commits acts of barbarism.

I have to disagree. Only the person committing the crime can be guilty.

It's funny

How they were freedom fighters in the 80's being supplied by the USA to fight the Russians. Then they are terrorist detained indefinitely fighting a preemptive war started against the same faction that armed them.

We have certainly lost our way!

As Libertarian as Many Here Claim to Be

..there are those who would applaud the horrors enacted in Guantanamo.
The horrors perpetrated by these neo-cons, both parties, goes back many years. and is detailed by many "un-popular" people.
check this out:
Black Panther Party former activist looks back on past events, and Obama's crimes:
Guess it helps to have an open mind.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Not agreeing with the

Not agreeing with the standards we set there at all but I'm just wondering if the forced feedings were so horrible why they wouldn't just choose to eat then...to end the forced feedings.

to make us talk about it

"I'm just wondering if the forced feedings were so horrible why they wouldn't just choose to eat then"

They do it for the same reason anyone ever does a hunger strike, it get those with the power to make a change. These guys have been cleared for release yet are still in prison. They have hardly any choices in their lives and after days, weeks, months, and then years of unjust detainment they feel compelled to do something.

Attacking guards may be an option, but that won't get the sympathy needed to affect change. They could just behave and live like caged rats for decades. But refusing to eat illustrates the barbarity of their captors and the society that allows it. Shaming the powerful into acknowledging they aren't living to the ideals they claim to believe has worked on several occasions.

Choosing to eat to avoid the NG tube feeding is an option that surely many do take, and it's completely understandable. But after 5 or 6 year...maybe accepting this torture in addition to all the other injustices is worth the pain. They may decide the pain it worth it to capture the attention of the American public, other nations, or even the UN; and perhaps restart momentum toward the closure of that terrible prison once again.


I know its a strange thought.

Have you heard how "terrorists" are interrogated at sea now?

I can only guess it is to evade international law in some way. Poor bastards. I hate to think of what they have to go through.